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Brenham Municipal Court - Warrant Round-Up

Contacts:

Rhonda Kuehn, Brenham Municipal Court Administrator 979-337-7500
Beth Schramm, JP Chief Clerk Precinct 1 979-277-6260
Angela Weyand, Burton Municipal Court Judge 979-289-3400
Kathy Fritz, JP Chief Clerk Precinct 3 979-277-6200 ext 132

Local Courts Join Hundreds of Law Enforcement Agencies Across Texas
For the State-Wide Warrant Round Up

BRENHAM, Texas - The Brenham and Burton Municipal Courts in conjunction with Washington County Justice of the Peace Courts Precinct 1 Judge Doug Zweiner and Washington County Justice of the Peace Precinct 3 Judge Ken Tofel will be among 300 law enforcement jurisdictions across Texas that will participate in the Great Texas Warrant Round-Up. These four Washington County jurisdictions will join forces to search for individuals with outstanding warrants.

Beginning in March, local law enforcement agencies will aggressively target those defendants with outstanding warrants. Authorities warn that arrests can take place at any location, including the defendant's home, school or workplace.

Court officials are encouraging defendants to take advantage of the options available to resolve outstanding warrants. There will be no amnesty offered during the Warrant Round-Up effort.

Notices are being mailed to all defendants with active warrants. Citizens with warrants in other jurisdictions should contact those jurisdictions for information about how to clear those warrants.

Great Texas Warrant Round-Up FAQ's

Why are you doing this?
To close cases for which all other means of resolution have been unsuccessful.

Why do this now?
Statewide cooperation with other entities provides broader public awareness. Tax refund season creates better opportunity for some defendants to have the ability to pay their fines.

How many warrants are outstanding?
This number is not constant and changes all the time.

How can I find out if I have warrants?
For Brenham Municipal Court warrants, contact the Court at 979-337-7500.
For Burton Municipal Court warrants, contact the Court at 979-289-3400.
For Washington County Justice of the Peace Precinct 1, Doug Zweiner, contact the Court at 979-277-6260.
For Washington County Justice of the Peace Precinct 3, Ken Tofel, contact the Court at 979-277-6200.

For warrants issued out of surrounding municipal and justice courts, contact the Court in that particular jurisdiction for further information.

What are my options if I find out I do have warrants?
You may pay the fine and court costs, or post a bond and have your case(s) reset for a new court date. You may also seek legal advice from an attorney.

If I come to court to pay, will I be arrested?
No, defendants are encouraged to come in voluntarily to resolve cases during the Warrant Round-Up.

Will there be an amnesty offered to reduce the cost of any of the fines or fees?
Not at this time.

If I want to pay for my warrants, what are my payment options?
Payment options differ by Court. Please contact the appropriate Court to discuss payment options.

What if I can't pay for my warrant at this time?
If you are unable to pay in full at this time, you may present evidence of your financial ability to the judge at the hearing to possibly quality for alternative ways in which to satisfy payment of your fine and court costs.

What forms of payment do you accept?
Each Court accepts different forms of payment. Please contact the appropriate Court to determine what forms of payment are accepted.

After I pay, how long will it take for the information to be removed from DPS records?
The Department of Public Safety will clear holds on driver's licenses within 7 to 10 business days.